Upcoming Webinar 17th September 2020: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Demand-Side Response

We are pleased to announce an upcoming webinar hosted by IEEE Smart Grid, titled “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Demand-Side Response” presented by Ioannis Antonopoulos, Benoit Couraud and Valentin Robu of the Smart Systems Group. This event will be held Thursday, September 17, 2020 – 11:00am EDT In the recent years, there has been […]


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New Publication: Prognostics and Health Management for the Optimization of Marine Hybrid Energy Systems

In 2018, Heriot-Watt University won the British Renewable Energy Association (BREA) award for the decarbonisation of transport, recognising quality, commitment and innovation in low carbon vehicles – cars, vans, buses, road freight or on farm vehicles, powered by clean electricity or sustainable biofuels – and alternative vehicle fuels. We are very pleased to now provide […]


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New Publication: Assessing Safety-Critical Systems from Operational Testing: A Study on Autonomous Vehicles

The Smart Systems Group congratulate Dr. Xingyu Zhao and his research team from Heriot-Watt University and The Centre for Software Reliability at the University of London, who revisit the problem of using operational testing to demonstrate high reliability in autonomous vehicles in their paper titled, “Assessing safety-critical systems from operational testing: A study on autonomous […]


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Green Energy is Key to Restoring Economy Post-Pandemic

The threat posed to rural economies was starkly highlighted this week when a survey conducted by Orkney businesses, predicted some 3,000 local jobs may be lost, and the amount of money flowing through the local economy could be almost halved, if the worst impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are realised. “Investment in green-energy projects is crucial […]


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AI Set to Deliver Safer Offshore Work Environments

A new artificial intelligence that is set to boost safety standards in the offshore energy industry is in development. A team of engineers from Heriot-Watt University’s, Smart Systems Group (SSG), say their ambitious project will protect lives and help prevent offshore disasters. Part of the Offshore Robotics for the Certification of Assets (ORCA) Hub, a consortium of five universities including Heriot-Watt, […]


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New Publication: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Approaches to Energy Demand-Side Response: A Systematic Review

The Smart Systems Group, in collaboration with the Center for Collective Intelligence at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the School of Engineering at University of Edinburgh, the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) and Upside Energy are pleased to announce the publication of “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Approaches to Energy Demand-side Response: A Systematic […]


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New Publication: Dynamic Fluid Ingress Detection in Geomaterials using K-band Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar

Jamie Blanche and Prof. David Flynn of the Smart Systems Group (SSG) are pleased to share their latest publication, “Dynamic Fluid Ingress Detection in Geomaterials using K-band Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar” in IEEE Access. This publication represents collaborative research performed by the Smart Systems Group, the Institute of Geoenergy Engineering at Heriot-Watt University and […]


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Innovatus Tech: New Company Startup with Prof. David Flynn

The co-director of the Smart Systems Group, Professor David Flynn, is part of an esteemed team of experienced innovators and entrepreneurs who have created a new company, Innovatus Tech, to unlock the potential of the hydrogen economy. Innovatus are targeting the unmet need in high pressure density storage solutions for hydrogen. Utilising a patented technology, which has […]


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Smart Systems Group on Safeguarding Our Systems

As the world comes together to rise to the challenges of the pandemic crisis, society, governments, businesses and individuals are all evaluating how we can improve our resilience to such challenges which have significantly affected our way of life. The Smart Systems Group is dedicated to supporting the resilience of critical services and the communities […]


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SSG Research Work Published in Proceedings of Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2020

Smart Systems Group Researchers Jamie Blanche and Dr Osama Zaki are lead authors of recently published papers in the proceedings of the 2020 Offshore Technology Conference available through https://www.onepetro.org/. The conference organisers decided that despite having to cancel the conference due to the worldwide COVID-19 crisis that the work produced for the conference be published. […]


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